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Old 02-16-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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NON RS RED HALOS LEDS AND MORE DIY PROJECT !!!



NON RS CAR HALO INSTALLATION
This is the first part of the project where we separate the two pieces of the headlight assembly to install the LED halos. I reccomend using an oven that isnt used for cooking for people although many people say it isnt enough heat to cause any harm id rather not find out. We were lucky enough to have a member of the club who happen to use an oven for powder coating and other automotive jobs. It took some doing and some patience but with using the oven it wasnt too hard a job. The idea is to heat up the glue enough so the two pieces can be pryed apart. We found the best results at 275 for a half hour.

(very special thanks to Kendell, Pete Caliendo for the assemblys Carole and Bruce Miller for the oven and all the help) you guys are what it is all about


TOTAL TIME: 1.5 hours including bake time
TOOLS NEEDED:
oven
heat gun
flat head screwdriver
ice pick
nylon pry bars
utility knife
work gloves

PARTS LIST:" A SKUNK POSSESSED "
1. HID BI XENON HEADLIGHTS EBAY $52
2. HEADLIGHT TINT 6% SMOKED FROM BIG WORM GRAPHICS $29
3. ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE CREATIONS RED HALOS $189
4. LED SUPER BRIGHT LIGHTING 19 INCH RED STRIPS (5) $52
5. UNPAINTED HERITAGE GRILL FESLERBUILT.COM $230 FREE SHIPPING
6. RADIO SHACK ILLUMINATED SWITCHES






use gloves the assemblys gets hot



its a bit of work to get at all the glue

GM did a great job putting this together
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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PART 2 FIRST WE HAD TO DECONSTRUCT THE SKUNK
HERITAGE GRILL INSTALL DIY :
http://s6.zetaboards.com/ny5thgen/topic/8716041/1/#new
FRONT BUMPER REMOVAL DIY:
http://s6.zetaboards.com/ny5thgen/topic/8716032/1/#new
WE ALSO PREPPED THE LED HALOS BY PAINTING THEM BLACK AND SANDING THEM TO HIDE THE APEARANCE IN THE HOUSING ILL ADD PICS OF THAT LATER


WE PREPPED THE DONOR ASSEMBLY




TOOK DOWN THE STOCK ASSEMBLY








YOU CAN ALSO USE A HEAT GUN TO SPEED THE PROCESS






the new electric connetions were wired into the constant power source (BCM) and switches were installed under the dash by the hood pull. There is a separate switch for the grill and a switch for the leds, We did have to remove the kick panels.





VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO KENDELL CHIN JIMMY VASQUEZ PETE CALIENDO AND CHAZZ
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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awesome job!
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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Nice pics!

I love seeing DIY stuff.

I will say that you should've put some HID projectors in there while you had them open. HID projectors one of the best mods I've done to my car. You should consider going back into your light and adding them. They are 10x better than just a HID bulb....and I speak from experience.

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Old 02-18-2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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Thanks, I did research the projectors but it wasnt in the budget and btw my hids are crazy bright was going to do the projectors and paint the reflectors black to get closer to the RS look instead we went with a headlight tint 6% smoke from bigworm and the hids
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[QUOTE=1969to2010;2856923]Thanks, I did research the projectors but it wasnt in the budget and btw my hids are crazy bright /QUOTE]

Exactly the reason you need projectors. They are crazy bright because they are right in everyones eyes. If you cant afford projectors you cant afford HIDs. If you didnt do all the other lighting stuff you could have afforded 150 for projectors.
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Thanks, I did research the projectors but it wasnt in the budget and btw my hids are crazy bright /QUOTE]

Exactly the reason you need projectors. They are crazy bright because they are right in everyones eyes. If you cant afford projectors you cant afford HIDs. If you didnt do all the other lighting stuff you could have afforded 150 for projectors.

I dont need projectors at all my HIDs ( which I can afford because I bought them) are perfect with the tints. My lighting mods cost 100$ shipped come out to a meet and see for yourself im in NY also.
to each thier own, but im pretty happy with the way the mods went.



PS: my lights arent blinding with the tints
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I dont need projectors at all my HIDs ( which I can afford because I bought them) are perfect with the tints. My lighting mods cost 100$ shipped come out to a meet and see for yourself im in NY also.
to each thier own, but im pretty happy with the way the mods went.



PS: my lights arent blinding with the tints
So your PnP kit is the only one that doesnt have glare?? Very hard to believe. The tint will not stop it from glaring. Just dim it down. It glares. Thanks for the laugh.

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hmm ,,,,,,,,

like I said to each their own, this works for me if you dont like our project well too bad
believe what you want I got quite a laugh from you and your attitude
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hmm ,,,,,,,,

like I said to each their own, this works for me if you dont like our project well too bad
believe what you want I got quite a laugh from you and your attitude

also there no way the price is $150 for projectors,
LOL...I have to laugh because I was beat down like that to try the projectors. I didn't belive it either. I felt my HID bulbs were fine. Then I was harassed to look into the projectors. I didn't believe the price either.

Thank God he did harass me. I did look into them and he was 100% correct. Take it from a un-biased person who has had the Halogen, 8k HID bulbs, 6k HID bulbs, and then 5k projectors. I will promise you if you took a ride in my car you would be a believer as well and you would put the projectors in as fast as you could.

I can also tell you that you can get them for $160 shipped. I know because I did. Again, first hand experience. You already have the ballasts and the relay harness. All you need is the projectors and bulbs. Just call TheRetrofitSource.com (info is in my thread) and get a quote. You'll see. Ask if you have any questions.

Since ya'll are both in NY you need to go see his projectors in person.


BTW: Sorry I jacked your thread. After I posted I thought about it and should've just sent you a PM. If you want just let me know and I'll delete my posts on here.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #12
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hids were an afterthought and not really a part of this diy i appreciate your opinion but i see fine with the current set up and wont be changing them
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Just trying to inform people about the use of projectors over HID bulbs.
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He cant come to any of the meets hes in upstate NY that explains EVERYTHING LMFAO!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks, I did research the projectors but it wasnt in the budget and btw my hids are crazy bright /QUOTE]

Exactly the reason you need projectors. They are crazy bright because they are right in everyones eyes. If you cant afford projectors you cant afford HIDs. If you didnt do all the other lighting stuff you could have afforded 150 for projectors.

Projectors actually concentrate the light versus the normal housing, so if anything a projector will blind someone rather than just having HIDS, which disperses light more in various directions. Not to mention that if you use aftermarket projectors and if there isn't enough spacing between the HID bulb and projector lense you'll be looking at major damage to the light and potentially damage to the vehicle as well.
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